June 2009


And you thought if Lalu was rearing his cows with Taxpayer money he was doing something extra ordinary!….
buffalo
If an Indian Minister can rear his cattle with my tax money, why can’t a british minister rear ducks
duck

Read this on FT.com

“Britain’s strictures to foreign governments are being mocked from Iran to the Turks and Caicos Islands, as world leaders seize on stories about MPs’ bloated expenses claims as evidence of moral decay in the UK. Accounts of MPs billing the taxpayer for duck houses and moat cleaning have been lapped up around the world and have posed a problem for British diplomats who have previously been vocal in criticising corruption.Mark Malloch-Brown, the foreign office minister, deleted sections of a speech he gave in Mozambique this month, fearing that his comments on higher standards of governance might be greeted with scorn.His fears may have been justified, judging by the apparent delight being shown by leaders in recent days over the Westminster expenses scandal. In a speech broadcast last Friday after the disputed June 12 elections, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, said: “Many countries of the world, including western countries, that claim to fight corruption and money-laundering, are corrupt to their core. “You have all heard about the [expenses scandals in the] British government and the parliament. The whole world heard the story and those were just parts of the story.” Britain is being dogged by the expenses affair as it attempts to stamp out corruption in the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British overseas territory with a population of 32,000. Ministers are preparing to suspend the islands’ constitution and dissolve its parliament after an official inquiry found signs of “systemic corruption” and “political amorality”.

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Has India changed in last 1.5 years….

“India is changing every month…”. When last week in US a fellow Indian travelling from India told me this, I smiled and did not understand this really. Today I do. Its been 5 days since we have landed and each day has bought new experiences. Am happy my nariyal pani(coconut water) still costs 15 to 20 INR. But not apples.

Subway sandwiches are ~105 and Sbarro PIZZA SLICE is ~90.

Mom told me that 10 gulab jamuns costs 150 INR….i can belive that because I know she must have bought the premium ones. Till now my experience is only in food stuff

What about clothes, houses..the other two angles in the triangles of life (Roti, Kapara and Makaan)

I think I will figure it out as soon as I get over my jetlag. But am happy to be back in ………..my india.